Business / Human Resources (HR) / Standardization: Design and implementation of consistent specifications for procedures, practices, materials, machinery or other equipment or other types of products and services.


Entertainment / Literature / Ascertainment: The Enlightenment's desire for and obsession with standardization and regulation of the English language--i.e., making grammatical rules (often based artificially on Latin grammar or mathematical prin MORE

National Tidal Datum Epoch

Science / Tides and Currents / National Tidal Datum Epoch: The specific l9-year period adopted by the National Ocean Service as the official time segment over which tide observations are taken and reduced to obtain mean values (e.g., mean lower low water, etc MORE

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Life Style / College / International Baccalaureate (IB): An international standardization of high school academics. A number of countries participate in the International Baccalaureate system. MORE

ISO 9000

Business / Human Resources (HR) / ISO 9000: Developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), it is a set of standards for quality management systems that is accepted around the world. Organizations that conform to these s MORE


Technology / Home Audio / Din: Acronym for Deutsche Industrie Norm (Deutsches Institut fuer Normung), the German standardization body. A world reference standard for the mounting parameters of many common receivers ( Head ends) as MORE

Open Systems Interconnection (OSI)

Technology / Computers / Open Systems Interconnection (OSI): A reference model developed by the International Organization of Standardization. It splits networking into seven layers which provide specific services and communications standards. MORE